In Clearwater, there is always a very good chance that we will catch kingfish – regardless of which length Clearwater fishing charter you book with us. Kingfish are abundant off the coast of Clearwater and we catch them relatively close to shore. If you are on one of our shorter Clearwater trolling trips, then kingfish is a perfect fish to target.
Catching kingfish in Clearwater is an enormous challenge. Our Clearwater fishing charters catch kingfish while trolling both live and frozen bait. Known to bite off the tail ends of bait, kingfish are extraordinarily fussy about the way their natural prey swims through the water. This is the reason why rigging and using the correct bait is so phenomenally important when hunting kingfish. While fishing for kingfish most of their lives, our Clearwater fishing captains and crews have mastered the skills required to catch them. Their knowledge and experience will be shared with everyone onboard – ensuring that the advantage is yours.
Otherwise referred to as King Mackerel (kingfish belong to the mackerel family), the reason why catching them is so exhilarating is because of their immense speed – which rivals that of wahoo. Ranging in size from small to medium, our Clearwater fishing charters catch kingfish weighing anywhere from 5lbs to 30lbs. Silver in color, kingfish have scales that cover their entire bodies and they migrate into the Gulf of Mexico during the summer.
Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys the taste of kingfish. Clearwater locals tend to avoid dining on them because their meat is too oily for most tastes. However, there are those in Clearwater who consider kingfish totally delicious, so you will have to try it for yourself.
Call us today to book your Clearwater Kingfish Fishing Charter and delight in their incredible speed.